Here Is Where Spirituality Lives in the Brain
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Here Is Where Spirituality Lives in the Brain

What happens in the brain during a spiritual experience? New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows that humans do indeed have a spiritual region in the brain. The study showed that spirituality resides in the periaqueductal grey (known as PAG). This centralized location is also where the brain conditions fear, altruistic behaviors, and unconditional…

Being Clean and Hygienic Doesn’t Impair Childhood Immunity
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Being Clean and Hygienic Doesn’t Impair Childhood Immunity

On November 9, 1989, a stunned audience watched the fall of the Berlin Wall live on television. This was an unprecedented event with global implications, and the whole world was glued to their screens as it unfolded.  However, while most of us observed this game-changing world occurrence in awe, Dr. Erika von Mutius wondered about…

Study Shows Eating Fish Fats Can Reduce Migraine Headaches
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Study Shows Eating Fish Fats Can Reduce Migraine Headaches

Most of us are familiar with the benefits of eating fish fats for heart health. However, what might not be as well publicized is that fatty fish can also help reduce the frequency of migraine headaches. According to a new study, fatty fish in hand with vegetable-based fats and oils can reduce migraine intensity and…

Air Pollution During Pregnancy May Affect Growth of Newborn Babies
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Air Pollution During Pregnancy May Affect Growth of Newborn Babies

A fascinating study from July 2021 focused on a possible connection between pollution during pregnancy and the growth of newborn babies. It discovered interesting relationships to a baby’s thyroid health. The study looked at how much thyroxine (a hormone produced by the thyroid) was present in newborn babies because past studies have shown that air…

Beware of Disinformation Around Thyroid Health
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Beware of Disinformation Around Thyroid Health

If you suffer from mood swings, low energy, or a weakened immune system, you may be tempted to believe that these problems are due to thyroid health – especially if you have been researching on the internet for a diagnosis! (1) The thyroid can be credited with many of the inner workings of the human…

Top 7 Gluten-Free Grains For People With Celiac Disease

Top 7 Gluten-Free Grains For People With Celiac Disease

The “gluten-free” trend has become so popular over recent years that in almost every food establishment, you can find a gluten-free option. Eating gluten-free is a diet that many adopt for specific health reasons, others for potential weight loss, and others simply because they feel better when they remove gluten from their diet. Eating gluten-free…

CDC: Pregnancy, Obesity, Asthma Included in Risk Factors for More Severe COVID-19 Cases

CDC: Pregnancy, Obesity, Asthma Included in Risk Factors for More Severe COVID-19 Cases

The CDC has broadened its guidance and updated its risk factors for COVID-19.  Gone is the “65 and older” age category.  Instead, the CDC is focusing on “People Who Need to Take Extra Precautions”.  Well the CDC is recognizing that we’re in a different situation now.  Back in March, the virus was really hitting older…